Think the Feds Aren’t Reading Your Blog, Think Again!October 9, 2007 at 11:51 pm | Posted in Bush, civil liberties, government, political, secret service, U.S. Constitution | 6 Comments
I have often remarked (half joking half serious) to friends that because of my posts criticizing the Bush Regime and Bush personally, I am probably on several lists. Knowing there is a good chance that my phone conversations are being monitored I always make sure I express my opinions about Georgie boy, taking care not to use big words so that when they play the tapes for dumbya he will know what I think about him. I can hardly wait until the next time I try to get on an airplane so that I can see if I’ve made the no-fly list.
Though this is all in the realm of possibility I still wrote the above with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. Sadly it’s all too true. For expressing opinions supporting the Browns (the couple who managed to keep the IRS at bay for five years) one blogger was visited by a half dozen armed agents (new window) from the Department of Justice who detained everyone in the house for an hour and a half. This is not the first blogger to receive such a visit and probably won’t be the last. Others have had their blogs shut down because “Big Brother” didn’t care for their views.
I wouldn’t be surprised if any day now King George the Stupid signs a new “secret order” declaring blogging to be a threat to national security and with one sweep of the pen the entire blogosphere simply fades away.